Audit Tender Announcement
In the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 January 2015, the Partnership noted that it had initiated an audit tender process for the 2016/17 financial year, in line with good governance practice.
This tender process has now been completed and the Partnership intends to appoint KPMG as its auditors at the 2016 Annual General Meeting.
The Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, Baroness Hogg, said: 'We thank PricewaterhouseCoopers for their strong contribution as the Partnership's auditors over many years and for this coming year. We look forward to working with KPMG for the 2016/17 financial year'.
Notes to editors
The John Lewis Partnership - The John Lewis Partnership operates 43 John Lewis shops across the UK (31 department stores, 10 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2), johnlewis.com, 338 Waitrose shops, waitrose.com and business to business contracts in the UK and abroad. The business has annual gross sales of over £10bn. It is the UK's largest example of worker co-ownership where all 93,800 staff are Partners in the business.
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